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Causes of Macular hole

Macular hole: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Macular hole, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Macular hole:

Macular hole: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Macular hole: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Macular hole?

Article excerpts about the causes of Macular hole:
The eye contains a jelly-like substance called the vitreous. Shrinking of the vitreous usually causes the hole. As a person ages, the vitreous becomes thicker and stringier and begins to pull away from the retina. If the vitreous is firmly attached to the retina when it pulls away, a hole can result. (Source: excerpt from Macular Hole Resource Guide: NEI)


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